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Hometown: Barre, VTGraduated from: Hilbert CollegeCurrently playing on iPod: Brand NewFavorite book:A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFavorite movie: The Shawshank RedemptionFavorite aspect of working at Lesley: Lesley is an amazing work
environment because of the community. I have the opportunity to meet
students and co-workers with backgrounds completely different than my
own. It is incredible to be surrounded by people that have large
appetites for knowledge.
Shirley Chin, Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Boston, MAGraduated from: Lesley UniversityCurrently playing on iPod: Keith UrbanFavorite book:They Did It With Love by Kate MorgenrothFavorite movie: Mr. DeedsTerritory: I review first year applicants from MA (Metro Boston and South Shore)Favorite aspect of working at Lesley: I get to represent my alma mater at college fairs throughout the year.
Kevin Fish, Admissions Counselor
Hometown: East Brookfield, MAGraduated from: Ithaca CollegeCurrently playing on iPod: OAR or ColdplayFavorite book:The Family Heart by Robb DewFavorite movie: CrashTerritory: I review first year applicants from CT, NJ and NY (upstate)Favorite aspect of working at Lesley: Being in the midst of the
hustle and bustle of the Harvard Square area, truly a cultural center of
Cambridge, while having the peaceful Cambridge Commons at my disposal
as well. I couldn't ask for a more calm, yet stimulating, area to work.
Sharon Gringeri Giroux, Associate Director of Admissions
Hometown: Wyckoff, NJGraduated from: University of HartfordCurrently playing on iPod: Jimmy BuffetFavorite book: I have many…but love to read Nicholas Sparks and James Patterson novelsFavorite movie: Top GunFavorite aspect of working at Lesley: The sense of community;
this was one of the main reasons I began working here; our students and
staff are fantastic and I have never felt such a sense of energy. Plus, I
love walking through Harvard Square every morning on my way to the
Kate Guertin, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Hometown: Sturbridge, MAGraduated from: Boston UniversityCurrently playing on iPod: Anything 90'sFavorite book: I enjoy reading Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult novelsFavorite movie: National Lampoon's Christmas VacationTerritory: I review first year applicants from MA (North Shore, Central and Western)Favorite aspect of working at Lesley: The vibe I get walking
around campus. The Lesley community is accepting and encouraging; it is
full of individuals who support positive change and have a passion to
make a difference.
Deb Kocar, Director of Admissions
Hometown: Cleveland, OH - home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
Graduated from: Miami University/The Western College Program of Interdisciplinary Studies
Currently playing on iPod: I'm the only one in my household who does
not own an iPod. Not practical for yoga, and when I run, I'd rather
listen to what's going on around me - bits of conversation, the birds,
dogs. That said, what music do I like? Bruce Springsteen, U2, Dave
Matthews, Adele, The Fray
Favorite book: Under the Tuscan Sun, The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Harry Potter series, Sherlock Holmes series
Favorite movie: Okay I'll say it...Legally Blonde - I love that she bucks every stereotype! We're right next to Harvard Law School.Territory: I review the files of all freshman and transfer students.Favorite aspect of working at Lesley: Lesley is an amazing place -
I have the privilege of working with students who question the world as
they know it and faculty and staff who challenge them to seek new paths
to discover more about who they are in the context of the world whose
future they will shape. They are determined to have their voices and
their actions make a difference.
Jeanne Rademaker, Administrative Assistant
Hometown: Framingham, MAGraduated from: Newton Wellesley School of NursingCurrently playing on iPod: ZydecoFavorite book:To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper LeeFavorite movie: 2001: A Space OdysseyFavorite aspect of working at Lesley: Working with the younger generation. It gives me the illusion I'm still "in the loop."
Viviana Suavita, Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Ayer, MAGraduated from: Marist CollegeCurrently playing on iPod: I'm embarrased to admit that Justin Bieber's new CD makes me sing ... out loud. Spanish music and anything 90's makes me happy.Favorite book: A book hasn't consumed me in awhile like The Hunger Games series did.Favorite movie: Too many! Disney & Pixar, romantic comedies and action summer blockbusters.Territory: I review first year applicants from AL, AR, DE, IA,
IL, IN, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NY
(Westchester/Rockland counties, NYC boroughs and Long Island), OH, OK,
PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, District of Columbia and Puerto RicoFavorite aspect of working at Lesley: Coming from a private,
small college myself, I love the chance of being part of a tight-knit
community again, and helping students decide if Lesley is the best fit
for them. I look forward to being on campus and having the diversity of
Cambridge (especially the food!) at my fingertips!
Nancy Brown Wentzell, Associate Director of Admissions and Transfer Student Coordinator
Hometown: South Windsor, CTGraduated from: Clark UniversityCurrently playing on iPod: Adele, Coldplay, U2Favorite book:The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsFavorite movie: Jerry MaguireTerritory: I review all transfer applicants, including international transfers.Favorite aspect of working at Lesley: Helping students who have attended other colleges determine if Lesley is the best fit for them now.
Heather Zeman, Admissions Counselor and International Student Coordinator
Hometown: Fairfield, CTGraduated from: Providence CollegeCurrently playing on iPod: Girl Talk for running and Eric Church for the commuteFavorite book:Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertFavorite movie: GreaseTerritory: I review all first year applicants from AK, AZ, CA,
CO, HI, ID, ME, MT, NH, NM, NV, OR, VT, WA, WY and any applicant who
attends school outside of the U.S.Favorite aspect of working at Lesley: There is a perfect balance
between Lesley's tight-knit community and its location here in
Cambridge. I look forward to being on campus every morning, but I also
look forward to the end of the day when the entire city of Boston is at
my fingertips. It truly is the best of both worlds.
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